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Established in 1988, Lighthouse Veterinary Personnel Services has been serving the Midwest for over 30 years. Founded by veterinarians, managed by veterinarians and serving veterinarians, we offer a step above.


Our relief veterinarians are rigorously screened for not only solid medical and surgical skills, but for the equally important qualities of personality, flexibility and adaptability. Each associate is interviewed to discover their skills and talents, trained in the specifics of relief work, and actively mentored throughout their tenure with us.


Further setting us apart from other services, our doctors make every effort to familiarize themselves with the information provided by practices before they arrive. Having a basic understanding of staffing, anesthetic and vaccine protocols, and the products and services offered by each clinic  helps facilitate the most seamless transition for both the practice and the relief veterinarian.


Along with providing clinics with long and short term relief, Lighthouse also offers a permanent placement program for those searching for an associate.

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"I purchased East Side Animal Hospital in 2016. I started using Lighthouse Veterinary Personnel Services to help cover shifts during C.E. meetings and scheduled vacations. We have been very impressed with all the relief DVMs that have worked with us. They are experienced, caring and are thorough in their case management and our clients and staff enjoy working with them.
We are a busy two DVM practice and are continuing to grow. Lighthouse Veterinary Personnel Services has allowed me to have two DVMs for appointments on days that previously we would have only one DVM working. I am not quite ready to hire another associate, but want to be able to provide clients with veterinary care without them having to wait several days because our schedule is full. Lighthouse Veterinary Personnel Services allows me to provide more appointment slots for clients and increase revenue. I have recommended Lighthouse Veterinary Personnel Services to colleagues looking for relief DVMs."
-Dr. Claudia Samland, East Side Animal Hospital
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